14th Annual Franchise Law Conference - Regulation Nation: Franchising in an Era of Increasing Regulation

  • November 18, 2014


Publication | Archived Video


As the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 marks its fourteenth year of regulation of franchising in Ontario, franchisors and franchisees are sharing the challenges of complying with new regulations governing their industries while maintaining their focus on operating profitable businesses.
The OBA Franchise Law section is once again bringing you the very latest developments and emerging trends in this challenging and constantly evolving area of the law presented by a stellar faculty of speakers. Hear about the impact of new and potential regulation on franchising, get tips you can use right away to draft agreements and disclosure documents and learn the very best practices for enforcing non-competes and when to use arbitration to resolve disputes.


David Shaw, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Pascale Cloutier, Miller Thomson LLP


Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014: Menu Labelling and the Franchise Industry
Chad Finkelstein, Dale & Lessmann LLP

US Labour Board's Reconsideration of its "Joint Employer" Standard Causes Concern for North American Franchisors
Lisa Bolton, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Anti-Spam Update
Wendy Mee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Amendments to the Trade-Marks Act
Joseph Adler, Hoffer Adler LLP

Overview of the Charter of the French Language in the context of Franchising
Pascale Cloutier, Miller Thomson LLP

Marketing in the CASL Era: Business as Usual?
Helen Fotinos, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Mediation of Legal Disputes
Steven Goldman, Goldman Hine LLP

Disclosure Issues Q & A
Dixie Ho, Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP

Acting for U.S. Franchisors entering Canada
Andraé Marrocco, Dickson Wright LLP

Advanced Drafting Issues: Top 10 Tips to Help You Draft Franchise Agreements and Disclosure
Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Andraya Frith, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Governing Principles & Recent Trends in the Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants in Franchise Agreements
Jennifer Dolman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Adam Ship, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Pros and Cons of Arbitration to Resolve Franchise Disputes
Allan Dick, Sotos LLP
Justice Graeme Mew, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Lawrence Theall, Theall Group LLP
Frank Zaid, ADR Chambers

Lawyer Conduct Disclosed: Potential Liability of Franchise Counsel for Failure to Comply with Franchise Disclosure Requirements
Karen Granofsky, LawPRO
David Altshuller, Teplitsky, Colson LLP
Darrell Jarvis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Annual Legal and Legislative Update
Derek Ronde, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
John Yiokaris, Sotos LLP